Networking conjures up images of smarmy industry encounters and clammy handshakes while balancing a small plate stacked with cubed cheese. Time to reframe “networking”.
Every activity is a networking activity.
From your email signature line to voicemail message, don’t overlook the time you arrive for a meeting and which seat you choose, then there’s your headshot, Twitter handle, G+ profile and Linkedin updates….
Reframe every human encounter online and off as a networking opportunity – an opportunity to get to know, learn from and connect with another person. Reframe to allow time for networking and to remove the mental barriers to engaging meaningfully.